Thursday, October 23, 2008

Associate Dean Maine Steps Down, Associate Professor Knott Named Interim

In anticipation of sabbatical semester in Spring 2009, Professor Jeff Maine will step down as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the end of this calendar year. As he focuses more substantially on his teaching and scholarship in the coming years, Jeff will continue to share his institutional memory and expertise in administration of academic affairs. We extend many thanks to Jeff for his extensive and valuable work as Associate Dean.

I am pleased to report that Professor Chris Knott will serve as interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs as of January 2009. He already is working with Jeff in transition and meeting regularly with Assistant Dean Sherry Abbott and with me to plan for next semester and beyond. Thanks, too, to Chris for assuming this responsibility.